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Morena’s Amazing Wedding Dress Cleaning

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Cleaning | 0 comments

Morena’s Amazing Wedding Dress Cleaning

Morena’s wedding in San Francisco, California was no doubt a wonderful success. Her beautiful Ramona Kaveza silk charmeuse gown had one strap and a train that hung on only one side. It is unique and lovely. Crystal buttons adorn the back. Morena also wore a chapel length veil. After her wedding however, the hemline of her gown was quite a mess. Of course there was also some perspiration and make up inside the gown along with a small purple stain on right breast, small gold-tone stain on front of bodice and a little grease, probably...

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Robin’s Louisiana Wedding Celebration

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Robin’s Louisiana Wedding Celebration

A Wedding Dress Story By Robin N. I was *very* surprised when my fiancee proposed to me in Dec. 2013; I’d never pictured myself as a bride! I tried on a lot of dresses from many stores, trying to figure out which dress felt the most like me. No huge surprise that the one I chose had no tulle, or beading or ruffles; but the sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves and slim fit silk taffeta were just right for someone just coming to terms with being ‘a bride’. The dress was called Tulip and I just loved the way it looked and felt!I...

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Samantha’s Wedding Dress Makeover

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Cleaning | 0 comments

Samantha’s Wedding Dress Makeover

Samantha must have had a wonderful time on her wedding day. And apparently it was an outdoor wedding, or perhaps they just took some fabulous photos outdoors afterward, as there was significant dirt and grease on the hemline area. Thorough wedding dress cleaning was absolutely essential. Samantha’s wedding dress was absolutely amazing with layers of silk organza shaped in flower petals for the skirt. Volume was created with the horse-hair trim. The bodice included an inner corset, with perspiration, evidence of a fun event. Fortunately...

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Like Us and Save $20 on Wedding Dress Preservation

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in General, HGP Promotions | 0 comments

Like Us and Save $20 on Wedding Dress Preservation

Like Our Facebook Page For $20 Discount Coupon So simple! ¬†Throughout the month of May, just Like our Facebook page and you will receive a $20 coupon for your wedding gown cleaning and preservation. ¬†You will love our top notch wedding gown cleaning, restoration and preservation services including… Hand cleaned or dry-cleaned in virgin solvent Unsealed preservation – admire anytime! Two museum quality (acid-free, lignin free) preservation options Free shipping Excellent customer service Be sure to get your instant, online quote...

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Chri Found The Right Dress

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 3 comments

Chri Found The Right Dress

A Wedding Dress Story By Chri Holmgren My wedding gown is more than I could imagine it to be. I had no idea what kind of dress I wanted as I walked in to David’s Bridal but I knew it had to feel right. My best friend came with me and we had a blast (we always do). I tried on several dresses and they were all very nice. I felt incredibly beautiful in them and then, I tried on THAT one and it felt different. I saw myself in the mirror and out of nowhere I felt like I wanted to cry. Cry because it felt right! I just knew this was the one....

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Jenna’s Gorgeous Wedding Dress

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Jenna’s Gorgeous Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story By Jenna Grinberg Jenna Grinberg’s amazing wedding gown is the Calista gown by the designer Amsale. Jenna found her wedding dress at the Marina Morrison boutique in San Francisco. The top is a beautiful duchess satin, the skirt is threaded tulle....

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Barbara’s Wedding Dress Lost and Found

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Barbara’s Wedding Dress Lost and Found

A Wedding Dress Story by Barbara Woodhouse My wedding gown was sewn in summer and fall of 1967 by my mother, Anne Wolfe Bennett. She was a musician by profession but a truly gifted seamstress by necessity. In those days, it was still far cheaper to sew than to buy a garment. Mom made her own wedding dress, and she made all my clothes while I was growing up including school dresses, prom gowns and even theater costumes. She had been looking forward for years to making a wedding gown for me. We decided on a pattern (which I still have) that was...

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Lazaro Creates Custom Dress for Lauren

Posted by on Apr 12, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Lazaro Creates Custom Dress for Lauren

A Wedding Dress Story by Lauren M. I bought my gown at the Lazaro Trunk Show at the JLM boutique in West Hollywood, CA. As luck would have it Lazaro himself was there that day and so he was around to help when the stylist and I decided to pull together two different dresses to make a one of a kind custom dress–the bodice of one, the skirt of another and all of the crinoline removed (I’m not much for pouf!). I wore the dress on April 12, 2014 at our wedding at the Rancho Sol del Pacifico in Malibu,...

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Perfect Wedding Dress – Not Lost in Translation

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Perfect Wedding Dress – Not Lost in Translation

A wedding dress story by Tarisa T. I was married on May 15, 2010 and purchased the dress just a week or so prior to the wedding! I had tried on several gowns while still living in the US with my mother, but couldn’t find anything before the big move to Cyprus. I tried on a few at a local shop with my husband’s two sisters, who spoke little English, but didn’t find anything I LOVED. It was recommended that I try the same shop that his sister used for her gown the year before: Akay in Istanbul. This involved two separate...

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Wedding Dress Beautiful Again

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Cleaning | 0 comments

Wedding Dress Beautiful Again

You can often tell by the wedding gown that the bride and groom had a lot of fun. Linda’s wedding dress was a perfect example. Her wedding gown was made of silk taffeta and organza with a ruched fitted bodice, a very full skirt w/ appliqes of taffeta and organza ribbons forming 3-D flowers. When we received it though, the fun was everywhere. With make-u and /perspiration inside bodice and underarms and a very dirty hemline, all layers. We knew we had our work cut out for us.This gown required expert hand cleaning and hand pressing. ...

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